Family Supportive Services for Incarcerated Parents & Caregivers

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County offers programs and services to support incarcerated and recently released parents and caregivers in maintaining an active role in their child’s life.

Watch the video below to learn more about how this program works and the impacts it makes in the the lives of families throughout the County.

Resources offered while in custody

Available to incarcerated parents and caregivers within the Santa Clara County Correctional System, these workshops offer information and support to strengthen family relationships and reduce parental stress.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Triple P supports incarcerated parents and caregivers in guiding their child’s behavior in a positive way that reduces stress and builds strong family relationships. The program offers a number of tips for raising a happy and confident child while incarcerated.

InsideOut Dad©

The InsideOut Dad program supports incarcerated fathers and male caregivers in strengthening their relationship with their children. The program also prepares participants for release so they can continue to play an active role in their child’s life. Participants attend small group sessions designed to strengthen fathering knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors.

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is an evidence-based workshop that supports parents and caregivers in developing leadership skills to become role models and advocates in their child’s life. Through interactive activities and discussions, participants learn strategies to promote their family’s overall well-being and long-term success.

Resources offered upon release

Program Specialists develop Family Success Plans with recently released parents and caregivers with children under age six to connect them to programs, services, and activities within their local community, such as:

  • Ongoing support to access key resources
  • Connections to FIRST 5 Family Resource Centers
    • Health screenings for children including vision, hearing, dental, developmental, and behavioral
    • Home visitation and therapeutic services
  • Connection to the Santa Clara County Reentry Resource Center
  • Parenting workshops
  • Health, nutrition, and wellness information
  • School readiness activities for children
  • Children’s health insurance enrollment and connection to a Medi-Cal Home Physician
  • Connection to the FIRST 5 Health and Early Learning System of Care

For more information, please contact a FIRST 5 Program Specialist at 408.260.3773 (English) / 408.260.3720 (Spanish)